2017 Fall Conference


The 2017 NEHES Fall Conference was a tremendous success! Thank you to the over 350 attendees and business partners who gathered in beautiful Burlington, Vermont this September to network and learn essential tools for successful facility management through presentations that supported this year’s theme:  “CHAMPioning Patient and Family-Centered Care.”

Fall Conference Agenda Speakers Sponsors & Exhibitors


Speaker Presentations

Getting Better All the Time: How Our Communities Will Benefit from the Energy Revolution

Neale Lunderville, Burlington Electric Department

Healthcare Evolves from Sustainability to Wellness

Rick Rome, WSP
Nolan Rome, WSP
Daniel Hurley, WSP

Joint Commission: Insight into the Top Cited Elements of Performance and SAFER Scoring

Bryan Connors, Environmental Health & Engineering, Inc.

Taking Ambulatory Care to the Next Level: How Yale New Haven Heath Designed a State-of-the-Art Advanced Ambulatory Surgery Center

Mario Vieira, Shepley Bulfinch
Scott Mueller, Shepley Bulfinch

“Yes, We’re Open”: Your Map to Phased Renovations in an Acute Care Setting

Bernadette Muncy, TRO; Boston Medical Center; Code Red Consultants
Nancy Hanright, Space Management at Boston Medical Center
Chris Lynch, Code Red Consultants

Legionnaires’ Disease – Controlling a Very Costly and Scary Hospital Acquired Infection

Tim Keane, Legionella Risk Management, Inc.

Identifying Fire Door Assemblies Subject to Yearly Inspection and Testing

Ron Coté, P.E., Lead engineer, life safety, at the National Fire Protection Association – NFPA

Improving Power Reliability and Reducing Energy Spend through Combined Heat & Power (CHP)

Jack Sins, Unison Energy, LLC

Deep Chiller Plant Optimization

Steve Keppler, CLEAResult Consulting Inc.

Barrier Management – Defending the Safety of Patients, Visitors, & Staff

Rick Tinsley, Life Safety Services

Less Is Often More: How Hospitals Are Containing Their Energy Costs

Timothy Perrin, Efficiency Vermont
John P. Duraes, Signature Healthcare
Steve Jalowiec, Hospital Energy
Tyson Moulton, Northwestern Medical Center